An Annual Celebration of Readers, Writers, and Books
Rona Simmons is an Atlanta-area based author and has written both historical fiction and works of nonfiction. Previously, she coauthored Images from World War II, celebrating the art of WWII veteran and artist Jack Smith. Her latest book, The Other Veterans of World War II: Stories from Behind the Front Lines, released in April 2020 by Kent State University Press again addresses the topic of the Second World War. The daughter of a WWII fighter pilot herself, she is proud to honor veterans and their stories through her work. Her writing, including, stories, articles, and interviews has appeared in regional and national literary journals and online magazines. Simmons lives in the Atlanta area and is active in the local community, both for authors (as a speaker and member of the Atlanta Writers Club and the Georgia Writers Association), and for veterans (as a member of the Atlanta World War II Roundtable and the North Georgia Veterans Group). Simmons is also a contributing author and book reviewer for DODReads.org, an organization dedicated to reading and lifelong learning.